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Richard Linklater makes two kinds of movies: ones with stories and ones without. The story-heavy movies can be commercially successful—School of Rock was a massive hit that spawned a stage adaptation and a TV series—while the plot-light films (Boyhood, the Before series) tend to get him nominated for Oscars. There’s some crossover in the receptions of the two types of films, of course. Boyhood made a relative boatload of cash at the box office, while the more straightforward Last Flag Flying flopped. But making sense of his latest, the animated, space race–era period piece Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood—which premiered Sunday at SXSW, and which will hit Netflix April 1—requires accepting that Linklater is, ultimately, an experimental filmmaker who sometimes dabbles in commercialism, rather…
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